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  • Microgen Path-Chek Swabs

    Path-Chek Hygiene surface swabs are a two-part system including a sterile swab and an organism specific broth for the detection of Salmonella spp., Listeria spp. and coliforms from environmental surfaces. Path-Chek is intended for use in food handling and manufacturing environments on food contact surfaces.

    Path-Chek Hygiene is considered a fundamental component of Good Manufacturing Practice and an integral part of any HACCP plan. These kits are cost-effective, accurate, easy-to-use and rapid detection method kits for environmental sampling. Detection is positive when the medium changes color.

    Available size options for kits include: 100 pack, 50 pack, 10 pack or a combination 30 pack. Swabs are included except for our 100 pack, which swabs are sold separately. Kits should be refrigerated and stored at 2-8°C.

    Path Chek Information Improved specificity of Path-Chek listeria

    Listeria Path-Chek Hygiene Test

    Path-Chek Listeria kit has the ability to indicate growth of Listeria spp. Allow the broth to reach room temperature before usage. After facilitating the swabbing of the sample surface, place the swab into the detection broth and spilt the breakpoint of the swab. Replace the broth cap and incubate at 25 ± 1°C for 24-48 hours. Yellow broth indicates a negative test result and black broth indicates the presence of Listeria.

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    Surface Swabs for Salmonella Testing

    Salmonella Path – Chek Hygiene Test

    Path-Chek Salmonella kit has the ability to indicate growth of Salmonella spp. Allow the broth to reach room temperature before usage. After facilitating the swabbing of the sample surface, place the swab into the detection broth and spilt the breakpoint of the swab. Replace the broth cap and incubate at 36 ± 1°C for 18-24 hours. Light purple broth indicates a negative test result and black broth indicates the presence of Salmonella.

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    Coliform Path- Chek Hygiene Test

    Path-Chek Coliform kit has the ability to indicate growth of E.coli, Klebsiella spp., Enterobacter spp., Citrobacter spp. and Serratia spp. Allow the broth to reach room temperature before usage. After facilitating the swabbing of the sample surface, place the swab into the detection broth and spilt the breakpoint of the swab. Replace the broth cap and incubate at 36 ± 1°C for 18-24 hours. Purple broth indicates a negative test result and yellow broth indicates the presence of coliforms.

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    Sterile Surface Swabs

    Sterile Surface Swabs

    Sterile hygiene surface swabs for the use of Listeria, Salmonella and coliform testing kits. These swabs have a conveniently located break point so that they can easily be broken off into the Path-Chek growth media. Stored at room temperature.

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    Surface Swabs Combo Kit

    Surface Swab Combo Pack

    Specialized combination testing kit pack that includes 10 Listeria, 10 Salmonella and 10 coliform broths, along with 30 surface swabs. These kits are highly convenient for the general hygienic maintenance of environmental work spaces susceptible to these strains of bacteria. Store at refrigerated temperature from 2-8 °C.

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    Specs:

    Path-CHEK Swabs
    Storage: Path-CHEK should be stored at 2-8ºC. Allow Path-CHEK to reach room temperature before use
    Shelf Life: 1 year
    Species Identified:
    Path-CHEK Coliforms will indicate the growth of coliforms including: E.coli, Klebsiella spp., Enterobacter spp., Citrobacter spp. and Serratia spp.
    Path-CHEK Salmonella will indicate the growth of Salmonella species including: all Salmonella species
    Path-CHEK Listeria will indicate the growth of: Listeria species